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You built an e-learning course and the client is happy. Now what?

There’s a lot that happens between getting the course uploaded and then delivered to those who need to consume it. And then after that, what happens next?

Here are a few ideas.

Implementation Strategy

Once a course is built, it needs to be rolled out to its intended audience. Often this part of the course construction is out of the hands of the person who builds the course. However, it’s still a major consideration and many clients (especially if they’re internal managers) don’t think through the implementation process. It’s a good thing to have a few questions to ask so that those things are considered as part of the course construction process.

  • Where is the course housed? How does it get there?
  • Who manages the distribution of the course?
  • How do learners know the course is available?
  • How do managers know who needs to take the course and when they completed it?
  • How do managers discern if the course is required or not?

Ongoing Course Considerations

  • How is the effectiveness of the course determined?
  • What data needs to be collected to determine if the course is effective?
  • Who collects and reports the data? At what frequency?
  • Is there feedback on the course? How are adjustments made to it?
  • What about ongoing maintenance? Is the course content reviewed quarterly? Annually? Who owns this?

The points above are not exhaustive. There’s a lot more that needs to happen after the completed course is delivered to the client.

What are other considerations you’d add to the list?


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2 responses to “The E-Learning Course is Done. Now What?”

Go back and make sure it’s accessible. That should have been done in the design stage. But, given the state of the industry, it’s likely not accessible and should be. So test it. Work with someone who uses a screen reader or zoom text on their phone. Check the images for ALT tags. Check for seizure-inducing animations or effects.

Then build that into your design process so it’s easier next time. No excuses!

May 17th, 2021

@Brian: good point; it’s not something the industry thought much of until recently and many course developers spend a lot of time trying to retrofit courses.